Tuesday, Sept. 15, a Red Cross blood donation opportunity is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Peru State College Student Center, 600 Hoyt St. To make an appointment to give the gift of life, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.
Auburn BPW Approves Decommissioning Water Well East of Auburn; Replacement Expected To Take at Least a Year
The Auburn Board of Public Works (BPW) Tuesday, Aug. 18, voted to decommission a well three miles east of Auburn near the airport. General Manager Dave Hunter was authorized to obtain information on the cost of a new well. The well, which was drilled in 1989, is one of the utility’s worst performing wells because of poor water quality and sulfur odor. It is BPW’s second most recently drilled well, and has a current flow is 100 gallons per minute.
Johnson-Brock Eagles fans will get the first look at the 2015 fall sports teams at scrimmages scheduled Friday, Aug. 28. Admission to both events is a box of facial tissues or a sports beverage. The volleyball scrimmage is at 5:30 p.m. at the new gymnasium. You will be able to meet the players following, fans are asked to bring items to be autographed. Tera Stutheit is head coach of the Lady Eagles.
After opening the season with a 15-1 win at Lincoln High School, the Auburn Bulldog softball team opens the home portion of its schedule Thursday, Aug. 27. Auburn will play Cass County Central at the Auburn Recreation Complex, with a 5 p.m. junior varsity game followed by a 6:30 p.m. varsity game.
Anna Marie (Morrissey) Beatty, one of sixteen children of Charles and Harriet (Williams) Morrissey, was born April 25, 1938 in Omaha, Nebraska. Anna attended Saint Philip Neri and Our Lady of Lourdes schools in Omaha. Anna was employed as an office assistant in an optical office as well as dance instructor while living in Omaha. On June 14, 1958, Anna Marie was united in marriage to Carol Beatty at our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Omaha. They made their home in Peru, Neb. for the next 54 years. It was there they raised four children, Charles, Julie, Joann, and Theresa. Anna worked with Carol in their many business ventures in Peru. She helped operate rental properties, the “Speed Queen Laundromat”, the “Beatty Garage”, “Beatty Bros. Sawmill”, the “Little Diner”, and later worked at Campbell’s Soup Company in Tecumseh, Neb. Anna and Carol were known for their love of dancing together. She was a great cook but excelled at baking. She loved a game of Rummy, Yahtzee, and Scrabble, and was a fierce competitor. Over the years she taught any child that visited their pool how to dive. Anna was most proud of her children, seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Anna Marie moved to Hastings, Minnesota in October of 2014 and resided at Regina Care Facility. It was there she passed away on August 23, 2015, having reached the age of 77 years. Her parents, husband, and all siblings preceded her in death. Anna is survived by her children and their spouses Charles and Verissa of Northglenn, Colorado; Julie and Brad Lockhart of Pinetop, Arizona; Joann and Pat Dunn of Brownville, Neb.; and Theresa and Kyle Kriesel of Hastings, Minn.; grandchildren: Matthew Dunn of Brownville; Wyatt Dunn of Lincoln, Neb.; Christopher Beatty of Estes Park, Colo.; Allissa Lockard of Hastings, Minn.; Amber Beatty of Windsor, Colo.; Devin Lockard of Hastings, Minn.; Megan Lockard of Hastings, Minn., and two great granddaughters Keira Belle Dunn and Sophia Anna Marie Burr. Other survivors include very special sister-in-law Geraldine Morrissey of Omaha; brother-in-law Cecil Beatty and wife Kathyrn of Tucson, Arizona; sister-in-law Lois Eller of Simi Valley, California, and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service, officiated by Fr. Karl Millis, will be Friday, August 28, 11 a.m. at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Peru. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A vigil service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to family choice. Services are entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.
October 18, 1956 - August 15, 2015
Brian Browning, 58, died August 15, 2015 in a Des Moines, Iowa hospital following a heart attack. Memorial services were held at the First Unitarian Church in Des Moines on August 20. Brian was born October 18, 1956 in Manhattan, Kansas, and spent his elementary school years in Las Cruces, New Mexico. His high school years were spent in Auburn, Nebraska where he graduated, and then attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln on a Regent’s scholarship with a major in Anthropology and English. He later earned an MBA at Iowa State University. He married Mary Kay Reser of Des Moines, Iowa. He was a Historic Preservation Technician for Terrace Hill, until he won his MBA, then became Administrator for the mansion. He served under Governors Terry Branstead, Tom Vilsac, and Chet Culver. He also taught history classes at Simpson College. Brian is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Kay Reser; daughters Amelia, Lillian and Madeline, and son Sam. He is also survived by his parents Everett and Laurel Browning of Peru, Nebraska and his brother Gene and wife Shiang, their son Warren and daughter Pajia, all of San Marcos, Texas.